Reducing our Footprint
As a company that delivers water every day through more than 150 million faucets worldwide, Opella, LLC. provides products that address today’s water conservation concerns as well as water purity and accessibility. These smart water delivery solutions maximize water efficiency and the life span of the products, without sacrificing the comfort and convenience of the user experience. We routinely evaluate our manufacturing, packaging and shipping processes to find ways to conserve resources and energy, and to reduce the impact of our enterprise on the environment.
The Importance of Water Conservation
Although 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered with water, most of that (97%) is salt water, 2% is frozen in glaciers and ice caps, leaving only 1% for human consumption. (source: U.S. Geological Survey)
This limited resource is being stretched as populations grow and usage increases. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), while the U.S. population nearly doubled from1950 to 2000, the demand for water tripled. The average family of four uses over 400 gallons of water per day-100 gallons per person, 70% of which is used indoors. (source: EPA)
The EPA also states that, “At least 36 states are anticipating local, regional or statewide water shortages by 2013, even under non-drought conditions.” In arid regions, like western United States and drought-ridden Australia- and areas where water treatment facilities are at capacity-water conservation is an important issue. With recent droughts in Atlanta, Ga. and Orme, Tenn., it’s becoming an issue that everyone is increasingly aware of regardless of region.